The anime film "Your Name." became the highest-grossing Japanese movie of all time in China on Saturday, as young people flock to watch the fantasy love story despite problematic political relations between the two countries.

Box office sales of the film topped the 530 million yuan ($76.16 million) record set in 2015 by "Stand By Me Doraemon," a 3-D animated film featuring a robotic cat character from a famous Japanese manga series, according to data provided by China's popular website for cinema tickets,

The new record was set soon after the film, directed by Makoto Shinkai, premiered across China on Dec. 2.